The “Mary Poppins” label was raised in the United Kingdom due to discriminatory language

the British Board of Film Classification (PBFCin English) rose in United kingdom the classification Age – for parental supervision – for the film'Mary Poppins'Because of A language Which he considers discriminatory, 60 years after the success of the film, The Daily Mail reveals.

The change in classification, up to now with U – meaning no substance could offend – was due to a term considered derogatory to the Khoikhoi, a group of people who were among the first inhabitants of South Africa.

The term is used in the film by the character Admiral Boom, when he first refers to people who are not on screen and later refers to children in the film when their faces turn black from soot.

A BBFC source told the newspaper that, based on an investigation into racism and discrimination, the BBFC considered that what was of concern to parents was “the potential for children to be exposed to discriminatory language or behavior which they may find distressing or inadvertently repeat”.

The new classification only affects the cinema version of the popular film, as home entertainment versions still exist in the U, according to the BBFC.

The word in question is “Hottentot,” the name given to the Khoikhoi tribe by Dutch settlers.

Mary Poppins, a fictional character created by B. L. Travers and starred in a film Julie AndrewsIt tells the story of a charming English nanny who arrives by parachute with the help of the wind to the home of a family in London where she takes care of young children.

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With information from EFE

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